Geary County USD 475 Job Description
Job Category: Instructional Coach
Title: Instructional Coach (K-5)
*Current Kansas Teaching Certificate with endorsement appropriate to the assignment on file in the Devin Center
*Health certificate on file in Devin Center
*Minimum 5 years of successful teaching experience
*Has demonstrated proficiency in increasing student achievement in their own classroom
Reports to: Building Principal
Provide personalized and sustained professional development through one-on-one coaching, facilitation of and participating on Professional Learning Communities, and development and facilitation of large group professional development with the goal of improving teacher practice and student learning.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach. The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds. The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people. The employee is responsible for the work output of others. The employee occasionally works extended hours. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
1. Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
2. Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
3. Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
4. Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
5. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.
1. Facilitate inquiry cycles with teachers focused on an area of professional growth, including planning, observation, student work analysis and reflection/debrief
2. Facilitates and participates in Professional Learning Communities
3. Plan and facilitate large group professional development aligned to building and district goals
4. Provide targeted, short-term coaching around specific practices and strategies
5. Engage in self-reflection and continuous improvement in the role of instructional coach
6. Describe and communicate what effective performance looks like
7. Honor confidentiality of the coach/teacher relationship
8. Communicate regularly with building principal and coaching coordinator on progress toward goals and support needed
9. Provide assistance and resources in a timely manner
10. Model and explain effective teaching strategies
11. Regularly observe and provide evidence-based, objective feedback
12. Help teachers analyze and reflect on student data in order to guide their instruction and ensure appropriate placement of students
13. Meet regularly with coaches to collaborate and participate in targeted professional development around coaching
14. Attend professional seminars, conventions, and other trainings in order to receive ongoing learning in all applicable content areas
Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions
1. Exemplary classroom practice
2. Holds a vision of outstanding teaching
3. Committed to collaborative partnerships
4. Possesses a vast knowledge of curriculum and instruction
5. Experienced in working with diverse learners (both students and adults)
6. Committed to life-long learning
7. Solutions-oriented problem solver
8. Exhibits both a professional demeanor and behavior
9. Supports a climate and culture for student success
10. Strong interpersonal skills
11. Effective communication skills
12. Effective time management skills
13. Knowledge of standards for both students and teachers
14. Knowledge of assessment (both formative and summative)
a. Follow contractual responsibilities
b. Engage in reflective practice
c. Maintain appropriate licensure
d. Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal
e. Strive to communicate the positive aspects of our school program to the public in word and deed
f. Uphold and enforce Board policies, administrative procedures, school rules, and federal and state regulations including but not limited to
1. Consolidated Plan for Federal Programs
2. Acceptable use of technology
3. Sexual and racial harassment
4. Child abuse reporting
Term of Employment: Teacher Contract
Salary Range: Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule.
Evaluation Frequency: Job performance will be evaluated a minimum of 1 time per year. Updated 5-3-19
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000
Geary County USD 475
Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, USD 475 Geary County Schools serves the communities of Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza with 13 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 6-A academy-structured Talent Development High School, as well as a center for Innovative Studies and early childhood programs. We offer outstanding professional development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art technology in every classroom, and a competitive salary package in a community with a variety of outdoor activities as well as theater, art exhibits, and hometown family-oriented events.
We invite you to find out more about our district by viewing this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yw99Q9HleI
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000